The Ponta Studio
The Ponta Studio—located in Psaras, Messonghi in mid-southeast Corfu—has a large covered private veranda that faces the garden, sea and the mountains of mainland Greece and Albania. It has a queen-size bed, a small kitchen with all the basic amenities, and also a shower with toilet.
The ground-level Ponta Studio is part of a seafront property of rental apartments and studios, all of which are set within a vast garden that leads to a privately accessed pebbly beach with crystal clear waters. Guests thus have unparalleled private access to the crystalline sea for bathing and other water activities just a few steps from their rooms. The entire property was originally a point (“ponta”) of sea transportation during the 1950’s, used by locals to catch or disembark from boats that would take them to and from points around the island. A seafront kafeneion (coffee house) was also located at this site at that time.
The cosy Ponta Studio is named after the property’s former incarnation as a sea transportation point (“ponta”). Further, the name alludes to how the studio “points” towards Corfu Town in the distance. Indeed, from the bed and the spacious veranda, you have a sweeping and entrancing view of not only the sea and mountains of mainland Greece and Albania, but Corfu Town across the bay, especially the Old Fortress, whose lights glitter enchantingly at night. Handmade items created from locally sourced natural material, such as driftwood and unique rocks, enhance the local character of this studio.
French doors open up from the studio into a roomy veranda, which is equipped with an outdoor gas heater. A few steps from the peaceful veranda—between the studio and the sea—is part of the garden that is for the sole use of Ponta Studio’s guests. The studio also has a small bar in the kitchen that is connected to the veranda by a rustic window.
The Ponta is air-conditioned, and has a fully equipped and well-organised kitchen (with a bottle of olive oil from the family’s grove), and a bathroom with shower and toilet. In addition to the queen-size bed, a babycot for children under 2 years old can be provided.
There is free Wifi and parking space.
Located at a privileged point in the bay of Psaras and Messonghi, the entire 2500 square meters property consists mostly of a lush garden with many palm, citrus, lentisk, apricot, fig and pomegranate trees, an ancient mulberry tree, and lavender, rose, aloe vera, mint, oregano, and angelica plants. Guests from Maltaquna apartment have access to a private plot of 250 square meters, with its own private exit to the sea, garden furinture and sunbeds.
It is ideal for those who want a quiet and private place to relax, but at the same be near some fish restaurants and local tavernas. You can spend your time enjoying the sun next to the sea on a sunbed, or hide under the shade of a tree, or just fish directly from the garden. Alternatively, you can use freely our pedalo and canoe to explore the picturesque nearby beaches.